Feeling a bit better with this song

I've had a rough week or two with more anxiety and depression than usual. Music tends to help my mood, and "Like Gold" by Vance Joy is one of those songs for me: https://open.spotify.com/track/3P4spaSr7co8diWOj72X9A?si=j5FElvM2S3a9F3L-upAOcw Actually, I'm really enjoying Vance Joy generally at the moment. Here'a a great playlist to binge with: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWVzMOBac4fUJ?si=VOHOUts3RUOkv_X6yETDCg

The music that helps get me up those hills

I've been running for the last two months (not continuously), and I've experimented with some sort of audio accompaniment to help pass the time. I started off listening to podcasts, and while this helped me get through more of my podcast backlog, listening to podcasts doesn't really give me that extra oompf to get up…

A musical journey over the Moon with Clair de Lune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFC71rFejvo This visualization uses a digital 3D model of the Moon built from global elevation maps and image mosaics by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. It was created to accompany a performance of Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune by the National Symphony Orchestra Pops, led by conductor Emil de Cou, at the Kennedy Center for…

Starting my week with rhythmic inspiration from Emancipator

I came across music by Emancipator in one of my Spotify playlists. I started to dig into some of the albums, and I really enjoy this music for general background music, as well as for work. A great starting point is this Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DZ06evO3XBt1C?si=wWkJobsXQQuCc_XzmsFD_w Here's some more information about Douglas Appling, aka Emancipator, in…

This song goes well with the smell of apples and cinnamon

My wife baked an apple crumble for us this cold and rainy afternoon. As the smell of apples and cinnamon filled it apartment, this song, Mountain Air by Cody Francis, was playing on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/77qXYSc3ssAzXflU9deLHe?si=3h-3wLOeRi6GdswLTyNPNg As song and smell pairings go, this is a good one! Update: Here's what that smell was all about: My…

Danny Elfman’s Batman theme in the Justice League soundtrack

I thought I'd listen to Danny Elfman's Justice League soundtrack again this morning, and noticed a familiar theme while listening to the track "The Final Battle" at about 1:12: https://open.spotify.com/track/7zoRUjsWHGPKpF9WAlXtzo?si=Qq1AOodkQpq42eXZEjXkJw It's familiar because Elfman probably drew on his theme from the Michael Keaton Batman movie themes. Listen to this track from Batman, titled "Attack of…

Sweet sounds of This Bitter Earth

I feel like I'm on a bit of a Max Richter journey of discovery the last couple days. My conversation with a couple other music fans prompted me to listen to Richter's "The Blue Notebooks" album, and it's terrific. I especially enjoy the sweet sound of "This Bitter Earth / On The Nature Of Daylight":…
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